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Letter to the Editor

Letters to the Editor Policies

All newspapers encourage letters to the editor and intend to print the opinions of their readers with as few restrictions as possible. The Fort Frances Times is no exception.

Rules governing letters to the editor in the Fort Frances Times are:

  1. All letters must be signed, and the name of the write will be printed with all letters published.
  2. The writer must submit his/her letter in person and satisfactory identify themselves, or submit a telephone number to be used to verify that the letter was actually written by the person whose name is included on it, delaying publication if necessary to make the verification.
  3. Letter will not be accepted from people outside the local coverage area unless the letters are written on a topic of primarily local interest.
  4. If a letter attacks another individual or group, the Times will allow a response in the same edition.
  5. Letters should not exceed 300 words and may be edited for length and content.

Not so sure

Dear editor:

Your headline on Page A4 in last week’s paper, “Right direction,” caught my eye.

While reading it, my thoughts went to the story—or rather history—of a town in the Bible.

We read about it in Genesis, chapters 18 and 19. It seems like the Lord himself came down to see what was going on.

Actually, quite interesting to read.

Include fort

Dear editor:

Sherry George is enthusiastic about establishing an (historical) interpretive centre in Fort Frances (“Take Energy Forward,” June 15). But I take issue with several of her statements, especially pertaining to Canadian and Rainy River region history, and I’ll address a few of them.

Choosing status quo

Dear editor:

On June 16, the University of Toronto awarded world-renowned ELA scientist Dr. David Schindler with an honourary doctorate degree.

In accepting this honour, Dr. Schindler lamented that since his time at the Experimental Lakes Area, east of Kenora, Canada had abandoned its leadership role in protecting the environment.

Open for discussion

Dear editor:

Thanks to the Fort Frances Times for allowing us to air concerns about parking at Rainycrest.

Even though handicapped ramps for parking lots are in use everywhere, it seems that Riverside Health Care management cannot afford a ramp at the Rainycrest parking lot.

Empty promises

Dear editor:

In response to a bullet in last week’s article headlined “Town council briefs” pertaining to Ahlan and Judith Johanson’s request of a review of the municipal property standards bylaw.

I have, over many years, tried to have the bylaws enforced by attending and speaking at town council and the committee of adjustment with little or not results.

Inflammatory

Dear editor:

Yes, Jim, “to gain respect you have to respect others!”

I have always found you to be a reasonable and fair individual; one who did his research and homework. I would think these are important qualities in a newspaper publisher.

Union loathing

Dear editor:

I would be remiss if I did not take issue or offer response to the recent slanted, biased, steaming load of rubbish and drivel thinly veiled as “journalism” in last week’s edition of From the Publisher’s Pen (“You Must Respect Others,” June 15).

Parking woes

Dear editor:

I would like to make a comment regarding the letter in last week’s Times regarding the parking situation at Rainycrest.

I was the unfortunate recipient of the gentleman’s wrath during the short time my wife was in Rainycrest and I was making my daily visit to her.